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Nationally Renowned Sports Nutritionist Joins Come Ready Nutrition


Crons Come Ready Nutrition Signs Nationally Renowned Sports Dietitian

Joins Brand As Advisor and Educational Consultant

Pittsburgh, PA (November 15, 2012) -- Come Ready Nutrition, a division of The Crons Brand™, has announced that Leslie Bonci, a nationally known sports dietitian and Director of Sports Nutrition at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, has agreed to join the brand as an advisor and educational consultant.

In her new role with Come Ready Nutrition, Ms. Bonci will:

  • Advise the brand in matters of product development
  • Develop and execute a series of educational talks and lectures on nutrition and sports nutrition best practices
  • Serve as an expert social media, print and media contributor on behalf of the brand

She will write a monthly blog on important subjects of nutritional interest for parents, student-athletes and fitness enthusiasts at

Ms. Bonci is a nutrition consultant to countless organizations in Pittsburgh and nationwide including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and numerous high schools and universities. She is the sports dietitian for the University of Pittsburgh Athletics Department and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. A registered dietitian, a board-certified sports dietetics specialist and a Pennsylvania-licensed dietitian and nutritionist, Ms. Bonci is a frequent lecturer at universities nationwide and author or co-author of five popular books and several sports medicine textbook chapters.

"We are fortunate to have someone of Leslie's professional reputation and recognized diet and nutritional expertise believe in our mission of educating audiences on the importance of proper nutrition to help them achieve many of their goals, said Crons President Pat Cavanaugh. "We look forward to the many contributions she can make to our goal of raising nutritional awareness among parents, kids, student-athletes and active adults."

"To me Come Ready is what I preach," said Ms. Bonci. "That's why I identify with the brand and want to help them further develop their nutritional line of products."

"Being fueled helps you excel in the workplace, classroom and on the playing field. We want to get the word out-- make fueling and hydrating a priority in order to play well and live well."

About Crons Come Ready Nutrition: Crons Come Ready Nutrition is a division of The Crons Brand, a Pittsburgh-based brand responsible for developing nutritional supplements for the athletic, fitness and general consumer markets. Come Ready Nutrition currently produces and markets Crons Come Ready Performance Protein Bars, available both nationally and internationally at GNC stores, Vitamin Shoppes, Vitamin Worlds and Pittsburgh regional Walgreens. The bars are also available at In addition, Come Ready Protein Bars are sold into the collegiate market with over 25 college and university athletic departments using the bars as nutritional supplements for their student-athletes.